Wednesday, November 2, 2011

transit visas for PNG

After some recent posts on student visas with relevance to foreig students, it was of interest to stumble on this in The Oz: Visa rules driving business abroad.

RESTRICTIVE Australian visa rules are robbing Queensland companies of spillover revenues from the mining boom in neighbouring Papua New Guinea, business groups are claiming. They have urged the Australian government to set up a special processing zone for workers passing through Cairns as they head for the PNG boom.
Cairns businesses have complained to the government that newly wealthy PNG corporations have shifted conferences from Australia, including holding a $100,000 meeting in Singapore, because of the difficulty obtaining visas for their directors and other staff.
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